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- deductible ways to recycle your phone. now that makes sense! >> this week on "moyers & company" -- >> when you have more and more control of the media in the hands of a few of these giant billion-dollar corporations, i think you're not going to have the kind of debate and discussion and information that makes our democracy the kind of democracy it should be. >> and -- >> there's a reason to have political parties. but to give them the control they have over our political system is just wrong. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t
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. conservatism my foot, it's all about the money. coming up on "moyers and company," poet james autry on living a life of gratitude, no matter what. >> the world is very much with us. and i'm no pollyanna, but i choose gratitude as an interior journey, an interior practice that sort of this one that, if i can choose to be grateful for my life, love the life i have in the midst of all this, then i can be grateful for other things. >> and at our website, billmoyers.com, you can find out more about fighting back against this current fcc attempt to let big media take over even more of what we watch and read. our take action page will show you how. also, take time to look at our group think section, where a lively and diverse collection of contributors gather to discuss whether corporate giants should have so much control over how citizens of a democracy get their information. that's all at billmoyers.com. i'll see you there, and i see you here, next time.
interesting, like one of the things that bill moi moyers says it's not like corporations like the n.f.l. in this case, it's not like they are making phone calls to people saying don't talk about it. back down, you know, that kind of expressit pressure. it's more like the bill moyers talks about the abstract parameters around journalists where they sense where the boundaries are supposed to be for respectable discourse. you don't need that kind of crack of the whip. it's internalized by the journalists, themselves. i'm sorry. go ahead. >> i was going to say, when i was looking forward to talking about this and i am glad you are here, when i looked and saw bob costas had given this follow-up, the second interview, i was disappointed because i have been in that situation never with this high a profile, myself before you say something, and, you know, you have got to stick to your -- well, i started to say -- >> i hear you. >> bill: you have to stand up and not back down. right? i think people respect you for more that. >> zirin: i agree. >> to listen before you critique. i watched the
was educated by reverend moyer and i went through the battle with mouse. mousey are you out there? hey, mouse, how you doing, man? >> i love that moment. mouse, mouse, mouse. the best joke of all majors despite the billboards trying to scare us and the laws designs and the long lines meant to exhaust us, we, the black folks of america voted, big time. take a look at this chart. it might look confusing. the latest research from the pugh center found african-americans voted at a higher rate this year than other minority groups. for the first time in history, may have voted at a higher rate than white voters. african-americans make up about 12% of the u.s. population but were 13% of voter turnout. white americans make up 71% of the population. excuse me, of the voting population but 72% of voter turnout. after all those turnouts of voter suppression, surprise, black voters came out in mass. back at the table with a bunch of comedians. nice to see you. my favorite moment of the entire campaign was biden and the mouse comment. he became -- >> uncle joe. >> uncle joe. he's speaking some
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